The Fitbit Blaze is here! The newest member of the Fitbit family is more stylish, connected and smarter than ever before. See why it’s different from the other Fitbit products below.
The Fitbit Blaze was introduced by the brand on Jan. 5. It is available for pre-order now and will ship in March. The newest fitness tracker is more fashionable — with the option to switch out the rubber band with leather or metal. It has GPS, heart rate tracking and automatic sleep monitoring.
James Park, CEO and Co-Founder of Fitbit, said in a press release sent to HollywoodLife.com:
“One of the first things we learned in this industry is that fitness is personal — and if something isn’t your style, you won’t wear it. With Fitbit Blaze, we pushed the boundaries of what’s possible to create a beautiful, versatile device that can be customized to fit your personal style – while packing a powerful fitness punch to help you reach your goals. Fitbit Blaze delivers a combination of innovative features that were carefully selected with intention and purpose, designed to motivate and offer a fitness experience that is more effortless and more useful with advanced guidance and coaching.”
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To be honest, it does remind me of the Apple Watch, and it does a lot of the same things. It has call, text and calendar notifications. It’s also water resistant, meaning it’s sweat, splash and rain proof. The battery lasts up to 5 days, and tracks your steps, activity, calories burned and stairs climbed. FitStar workouts on your wrist guide you through exercises to torch calories.
You can also play (or pause or skip) music as well as adjust the volume from your playlist. The Blaze costs $199.95, with the option of buying other accessories. An interchangeable leather strap will cost an additional $99.95, while the metal link strap costs another $129.95. These new options are pricey, but make the device much more fashionable and wearable.
The Blaze isn’t available until March, so until then, try the Fitbit Charge, which is similar — it also track workouts, heart rate, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes and steps, plus automatically monitors your sleep. You can also see call notifications and the time on the display.
Will you invest in the Fitbit Blaze?